It was not without sacrifices, to travel for just a little over a week across the world, to hangout with family. But after two years of staying away, prioritizing local trips and exploration, reconnecting with family became imperative. For our own emotional health and for strengthening the family ties between fast growing cousins.
I could go on and on about how wonderful it was to be together, and how painful it is to say goodbye… Alas, this is our life on this side of heaven, split between continents, loved and loving deeply anyway.
Was it very short? Maybe. But was it worth it? It was what we had, and it was incredibly good. I would take this week and put it as a memento that length of time does not matter in the grand scheme of things. Nothing compares to savoring the mundane with the whole family, when this is so rare. And as they say, buy experiences not things. If we could spare a little money, to make memories for a lifetime, take courage and go fo it.